In addition to the principles of personality, psychopathology and psychotherapy, you will explore social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology, as well as research methods in psychology.
Thoughout the psychology degree, you will explore topics such as perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory, cognition, emotion, motivation, and stress. You will also undertake studies in Health Wellbeing and Nutrition, Counselling and Virtual Care, as well as concepts behind Working with Psychological Health.
Your study will be based on the Scientist-Practitioner Model, where you will apply research knowledge to actual situations to help resolve real human problems.
This degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist.
To register as a psychologist, in addition to this degree, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent degrees recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.
What do psychologists do?
Psychologists study the processes of how people think and feel. They work closely with patients to understand their mental state and how this is impacting on their behaviours.
Psychologists also conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.